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TitleSatellite thermal observation of oil slicks on the persian gulf
AuthorAsanuma, I; Muneyama, K; Sasaki, Y; Iisaka, J; Yasuda, Y; Emori, Y
SourceRemote Sensing of Environment vol. 19, no. 2, 1986 p. 171-186,
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20181277
PublisherElsevier BV
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; remote sensing
ProgramCanada Centre for Remote Sensing Divsion
Released1986 04 01
AbstractA possibility of oil slicks detection is discussed for oil slicks spread in the vicinity of the Nowruz oil fields on the Persian Gulf since March 1983 to July 1983 with considering an apparent thermal inertia. The apparent thermal was computed from continuous observations of sea surface temperature and albedo by the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on the NOAA-7 through day and night with 12 h interval. The apparent thermal inertia is defined as a function of a temperature difference between the daytime and the nighttime and an apparent albedo. Sea surface temperature used for computing the apparent thermal inertia was obtained through an atmospheric correction with an empirical equation which uses an energy difference between two thermal channels of the AVHRR. Although there was an ambiguity on a selection of same object on water body, the computed apparent thermal inertia showed the possibility of oil slicks detection from sea water. © 1986.

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